""You may carry a smartwatch during the day for practical reasons and later want to feel elegant, have a kind of intimate bond with your object, or just feel good about yourself. I believe in the comfort and elegance that a fine watch brings today so I think there is room for both and I'm not particularly worried.""
CEO, La Montre Hermès
"Self regulation does not work. It particularly doesn't work where there is no oversight and that is the problem that you have in the UN"
Peter A Gallo
Director, Hear their Cries
""Our struggle is against the sexual abuse, the cover-up, the psychological abuse, and the silence over these abuses.""
Sexual abuse survivor
""It probably could've gone a lot worse if they'd had to take their time and come out on a board or something like that.""
""Roy and Heather Bennett have been tragically killed in a helicopter accident in North America. I am devastated- they were two of Zimbabwe’s greatest patriots.""
""I'm not the first woman to work and have a baby. I know these are special circumstances but there'll be many woman who would have done this well before I have.""
New Zealand Prime Minister
""The case will be tried in court. It will not be tried in the media.""
Attorney for David Turpin
"Everything is data and everything is about being digitalised. That's Estonia. That's why we think Estonia is the best to collaborate with"
CEO and founder, Planetway
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There has been a wave of dock strikes in protest at plans to liberalise cargo handling at European ports.
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The European constitution is dead, according to Foreign Minister Bernard Bot of the Netherlands.
After talks with his Austrian counterpart Ursula
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Ukraine’s President Viktor Yushchenko has accused his own parliament of destabilising the country by sacking the government. While attending the
Anxiety continues to grow in Turkey over bird flu. Hundreds of Turks have been rushing to hospitals for tests, despite government assurances that
Tehran has been warned that it faces possible sanctions if it continues with its controversial nuclear activities. UN seals at the Natanz uranium
Ukraine has been plunged into political crisis once again with a no-confidence vote in parliament meaning the government has been sacked. With one
Countries bordering Turkey are on high alert in response to the bird flu threat. Neighbouring Greece has stepped up checks and disinfections at its
The waiting continues inside and outside the hospital where Ariel Sharon is being treated. Doctors are trying to bring the Israeli Prime Minister out
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Worried Turks have been rushing to hospital to be tested for bird flu as the disease spreads across the country. The condition of some of those
Belarus will hold presidential elections on March 19.
The incumbent, Alexander Lukashenko, has ruled since 1994 and is running for a third term
He has never won an election judged free and fair by international standards. But he remains in control of the ninth-largest country on earth
At the start of the year, their nations were engaged in a bitter spat over gas. But today Viktor Yushchenko and Vladimir Putin shook hands in a
Pre-trial hearings are due to begin for a Canadian teenager and a Yemeni man being held in the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay. The youth is
Israelis are continuing to say prayers for their ailing leader – at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, in the country’s synagogues and outside the